The following Special Events and Tours are offered during MINExpo INTERNATIONAL® 2016. The Tours and Special Events require tickets that can be purchased as part of registration.

Sunday, Sept. 25
8:30 a.m. Black Canyon River Raft Tour
9:00 a.m. NASCAR – Richard Petty Ride-Along Experience
Monday, Sept. 26
10:00 a.m. Mob Museum Tour
Tuesday, Sept. 27
7:45 a.m. Red Rock Jeep Trekker Tour
12:30 p.m. Sentinels of Safety and NIOSH Awards Luncheon
Wednesday, Sept. 28
10:00 a.m. Las Vegas City Tour and Neon Museum Visit
12:30 p.m. U.S. Department of the Interior Awards Luncheon
1:00 p.m. A Wonder of the World: Hoover Dam Tour

Special Events

The Special Events will be held in meeting Room S223, South Building, Las Vegas Convention Center

 

Sentinels of Safety and NIOSH Awards Luncheon

Luncheon Sponsored by: Hecla Mining Company

Tuesday, September 27 | 12:30 – 2 p.m. | $45 per person

The luncheon will honor the 2015 Sentinels of Safety Award Winners presented by the National Mining Association (NMA) and the Mine Safety and Healthy Technology Innovation Awards presented by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).

The Sentinels of Safety Awards, sponsored annually by NMA, recognize the nation’s safest mines. The awards are given to coal and mineral mining operations in ten categories for recording the most hours in a calendar year without a lost-time injury. A minimum of 4,000 hours are required for award consideration. The award categories reflect the safety accomplishments of both small and large mines, mills and preparation plants.

NIOSH recognizes mines and companies who have made an extraordinary effort to apply technologies in ways that will improve mine worker safety or health. The goal of this award is to promote the identification, adoption, and dissemination of safety and health technologies throughout the mining industry.

 

Department of Interior Awards Luncheon

Wednesday, September 28 | 12:30 – 2 p.m. | $45 per person

The luncheon will honor the 2016 Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) Excellence in Surface Coal Mining Reclamation Awards and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Reclamation and Sustainable Mineral Development Awards.

The Department of the Interior began the environmental awards program for mining in 1986 with the OSMRE Excellence in Surface Coal Mining Reclamation Award. The BLM first presented its mining awards in 2003 to recognize sustainable development practices that include separate categories for environmental practices throughout the mining community.

Today the awards are presented to mines making outstanding contributions to the environment, mine reclamation and community outreach.

Tours

Tours will depart from and return to the Las Vegas Convention Center.

 

Black Canyon River Raft Trip

Sunday, September 25 | 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. | $185 per person

Exclusive round-trip transportation, boxed lunch and bottled water are included.

Enjoy smooth waters and blue skies on the Colorado River on large, custom-built rafts. This is a unique day trip aboard a motor-assisted inflatable raft, through spectacular Black Canyon – the natural gorge of the Colorado River immediately below Hoover Dam. Share in the history, desert wildlife and beauty of this otherwise inaccessible landscape. Float just below Hoover Dam, where the canyon walls rise nearly 2,000 feet from the river’s edge. Each experienced and knowledgeable raft tour guide adds some fun and shares the history of this magnificent geological area. Picnic lunches are enjoyed on the sandy shores before departing for the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Additional information:
This tour includes some walking. No high heels, flip flops, sandals or open toed-shoes; boots, sneakers or closed-toed shoes only. Each participant is required to sign a liability waiver or an indemnity agreement prior to departing for trip. Participants 18 years of age and older must bring a valid government-issued photo ID.

 

NASCAR – Richard Petty Ride-Along Experience

Sunday, September 25 | 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. | $145 per person

Exclusive round-trip transportation and bottled water are included.

Age restriction: Participants must be 16 years of age and older. Participants under the age of 18 must be with accompanying guardian.

Enjoy riding along with a professional NASCAR driver in a real stock car during this outing. Three exhilarating laps with speeds reaching up to 160 MPH, will definitely have your heart pumping. The tour will take place at the famous Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Additional information:
This tour includes some walking. Comfortable shoes are recommended. Close-toed shoes are required. Participants must be able to climb through a 15” high and 30” wide window that sits 35” from the ground. Alcoholic beverage consumption, prior to participating in activity is prohibited. Each participant is required to sign a liability waiver or an indemnity agreement prior to departing for trip. Participants 18 years of age and older must bring a valid government-issued photo ID.

 

Mob Museum Tour

Monday, September 26 | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. | $54 per person

Exclusive round-trip transportation, picnic lunches and bottled water are included.

Learn thrilling stories of organized crime, law enforcement and the mob’s impact on Las Vegas. Visit the Las Vegas Mob Museum, set inside the historic federal building, where the Mafia was exposed. Interactive and fun themed environments provide one-of-a-kind entertainment. Tour concludes with free time on the famous Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas.

Additional information:
This tour includes some walking. Comfortable shoes are recommended. Participants 18 years of age and older must bring a valid government-issued photo ID.

 

Red Rock Jeep Trekker Tour

Tuesday, September 27 | 7:45 a.m. – Noon | $155 per person

Exclusive round-trip transportation and bottled water are included.

Experience a scenic adventure that’s fit for the big screen. A Red Rock Canyon tour is the perfect way to escape the glamor of the Vegas Strip and explore the natural beauty of Nevada’s wilderness only miles away from Las Vegas.

Participants are picked up in a custom-built Tour Trekker. Each Trekker comes equipped with reclining leather captain seats, DVD player with 15-inch screen, and large tinted windows for unparalleled viewing. First stop is the Visitor Center where guests can discover a desert tortoise habitat, and interpretive exhibits. The highlights of the tour cover the Spring Mountain Range, Calico Hills, Wilson Cliffs and Keystone Thrust. These spots serve as a striking backdrop for today’s adventure. Make sure to have a camera ready for picturesque panoramic shots of these red, pink, orange and tan sandstone mountains.

Additional information:
Participants 18 years of age and older must bring a valid government-issued photo ID.

 

Las Vegas City Tour and Neon Museum Visit

Wednesday, September 28 | 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. | $65 per person

Exclusive round-trip transportation and bottled water are included.

Take an exciting guided tour of Las Vegas led by a seasoned Tour Guide who has candid and personal experiences relevant to Las Vegas. Tour the world famous “Strip”, provided with commentary on the history of the buildings and new projects that are in construction.

Located in historic downtown Las Vegas, the Neon Museum is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the rich history of the city through its most iconic art form, the neon sign. The museum’s collection consists of three components:  the Neon Boneyard, the Downtown Gallery and the Las Vegas Signs Project and is home to more than 150 donated and rescued signs from the 1930s to present day. It’s not a typical sight seen; expect to bring back some truly interesting photographs.

Additional information:
This tour includes some walking. No high heels, flip flops, sandals or open-toed shoes; boots, sneakers or closed-toed shoes only. Participants 18 years of age and older must bring a valid government-issued photo ID.

 

A Wonder of the World: Hoover Dam Tour

Wednesday, September 28  | 1 – 4:30 p.m. | $55 per person

Exclusive round-trip transportation and bottled water are included.

Check this site off your bucket list! Located just 40 minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, the modern civil engineering wonder of the world, Hoover Dam soars over 726 feet above the mighty Colorado River. During the trip out to the Dam a knowledgeable tour guide provides stories and facts regarding the area and development of Las Vegas. Upon arrival, enjoy a short film before taking the guided power plant tour. Be sure to spend some time in the Exhibit Gallery viewing the educational and artistic displays. If time allows, guests are provided an opportunity to view the new Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Bypass Bridge which crosses the Colorado River from 840 feet above.

Additional information:
This tour includes some walking. Comfortable shoes are recommended. No high heels, flip flops, sandals or open-toed shoes; boots, sneakers or closed-toed shoes only. Participants 18 years of age and older must bring a valid government-issued photo ID.